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Nutrition tips for the body conscious Love Island couples

8th June 2019 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Food and nutrients, Weight loss and body composition
It’s a hard life – slurping from a personalised water bottle and trying to decide whether to sit on a swinging seat or a bean bag. I’d love to see inside those fridges because you don’t see them eat much do you? Their bodies look sculpted, but should their diets change now they’re enclosed within

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Welcome to the LEC Nutrition blog

10th February 2017 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition & Fitness, Weight Management
Welcome to the LEC Nutrition blog – helping each and every one of you access nutrition sense and eat it real. The nutrition and health world has exploded onto the internet – we are overwhelmed with facts, fads, false claims and frustration. Everyone – including those not even qualified – seems obsessed with labelling food

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Nutrition qualifications – are you confused? What the difference is…

7th February 2017 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Nutrition
Nutritionist, dietitian, nutritional therapist, nutritionalist – aaarh the list goes on! What are the differences between nutrition qualifications? I was in NEXT the other day when my 3 year old (star of the joys of feeding a 3 year old blog) said “are we lost?” This amused me on two counts – has my son

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Judgement day for clean eating

20th January 2017 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Lifestyle, Nutrition
It’s been quite a week in the nutrition world and the phenomenon that is clean eating! Registered dietitians and nutritionists everywhere have been rejoicing and signing up to the Giles Yeo fan club. In BBC 2 Horizon last night (19th Jan) Dr. Yeo took on the self- proclaimed gurus of health and nutrition linked to

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Food and Nutrition – what does 2017 have in store and are you trendy?

13th December 2016 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Lifestyle, Nutrition
When you search for the hashtag #healthyeating on Instagram, there are over 13 million images and I bet you all my Christmas presents that they won’t all depict the same definition. In a world where we know so much, we can’t seem to agree. With over 60, 000 nutrition papers released each year, nutrition science

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What happens when experts stick to their strengths (and the risks when they don’t)

25th May 2016 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Nutrition
A very wise dietitian once said to me – exercise experts and nutrition experts – like dentists and gynaecologists – they’re both brilliant but you wouldn’t want them swapping ends! How true a statement! Social media has got the world talking about nutrition like never before. Generally as a population though we’re getting fatter. And

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The nutrition behind the scenes of new weight loss TV series

18th May 2016 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Weight Management
Starting tonight (18th May) is a new four part BBC 1 programme called ‘Lose Weight for Love’ – helping couples change their lifestyles and achieve weight loss. Alas I was deemed too gorgeous for front of camera but beavered away behind the scenes assessing the couples, supporting the production team, giving dietary advice and designing

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Do you know your macro’s?

23rd March 2016 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines
Well yes I think I do thanks for asking. ‘Macro’s’ seem to have undergone a trendy transformation. Back in the day on my lecture notes they were referred to by their full name – macronutrients. Now they are the subject of huge debate with much tussle and rivalry between the top three: carbohydrates, fat and

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